16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Austin, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Austin in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (37°F), and nights are a bit cooler (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Wed), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach 15°F and lows reach -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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